Towards a Buddhist Christian Dialogue

It is said that religion is for man and not vice-versa. In that case both Buddhism and Christianity are very much religions true to their name for they strive to be a positive response for some deep-seated questions which from time immemorial stir the human heart. Eventually the texture of religious expression takes on a social pattern and each will grow into its particular religious history and cultural traditions embracing its doctrines, rituals and rites, celebrations and philosophies. It is the purpose of this article to identify some common ground for a unified vision of the two religious insights coming from Buddhism and Christianity, so that they are seen to converge on these as points of departure for dialogue, giving however divergent responses to the same problems that vex the human consciousness and in the human struggle to live a contented life. Four such foundational themes can be detected: >> More

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